Combining the directorial talents of Tommy Nagle & Richard Paris Wilson, London outfit WE ARE COWBOYS have steadily been making a name for themselves in the music video world. Their latest outing, Simple Days for Button Eyes, sees an old cowboy face down love, death, and his violent past one last time. Less a typical […]
Fears of inspiration being merely a fleeting partner provided the creative spark for Emanuele Kabu’s previous short Mail, and once again the filmmaker turns frustration (this time insomnia) on its head and into an alluring piece of animation in It’s Called “Moon”:
When we first took a look at the work of Polish director Michal Bolland he was busy galavanting around the wide, open Tatras Mountains for Andrew Bayer. Now he returns to a much more intimate setting with an impressive club roving, single-shot promo commissioned by Submerged Music for Swedish duo L-Wiz’s track Girl From Codeine […]
Winning over festival audiences worldwide and picking up several awards along the way, Emlly Noy and Tom Madar’s graduation film from Israel’s Sapir Academic College, Mouth Wide Open, Ears Shut Tight, tells the story of a shy, voiceless woman who lives a solitary life with only her fish for companionship. DN caught up with Tom […]
In his dramatic short Seagulls, director Martin Smith explores the superficial yet insurmountable cultural bonds which prevent a newly arrived young showman from finding a place amongst his local peers. We sat down with Martin to discuss the importance of authenticity to his process and why a watery jump could have spelt the end of his directing career.
In January we unfortunately bid a sad farewell to our TheyAreAnimators series of career spanning interviews but animation was still strong on DN with a round up of some of the best animated shorts from 2013, a mouse who likes to let it all hang out, a beautifully blustery film and a look at Felix […]
Surprised at the pervasive nature of cocaine use in his city of Milan, Mister Kama decided to explore the concept of cocaine as a thinking entity, through a stop motion onslaught of morphing forms in Enthusiasm. We asked him to guide us through the clouds of powder. The main idea behind the video came from […]
Today we’re joined by the ridiculously prolific filmmaker Lee Hardcastle who in his own understated but ever so true words, ‘makes claymations that are not for children’s eyes‘, the latest of which is Ghost Burger, an excellent sequel to his T is for Toilet segment from the ABCs of Death. Lee joins us for a long overdue chat about his career as a filmmaker and successful YouTube channel producer, and why he’ll never insult his audience with crap filmmaking.
Watching Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo feature at the London Film Festival last year I was struck by one of the film’s central tenets – if you subcontract out the parenting of your child to a babysitter or nanny, a person who by definition you actively want to form a strong bond with your child, does […]
Editor turned director Paul Speirs “unravels the patterns of conditioning that create the unmanaged expectations we take into life and love”, by use of rich cinematography and a well chosen accompanying monologue in his visual poem ‘There is no End’.